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Romney: 'I'm not concerned about the very poor'

GOP candidate says his focus is the middle class

Flub comes a day after Romney swept the Florida primary, and the sound bite in which he says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor," could haunt him in the general election if he becomes the GOP nominee.
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Feb 1, 2012, 11:08 am
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Well, you can’t lose appealing to the lowest-common-denominator, right?

As the flea party tried to tell us, the very-rich are the 1%. The very-poor are probably under 10%. So, if those numbers are correct, you’re left with 89% being int he middle class.

Since we’re all supposed to be voting only once, then theoretically appealing to that 89% isn’t a bad idea.

If you want to get super-technical, he’s right in what he said. The very-poor have a myriad of social programs to help them out. But your standard-issue, middle-class American who has fallen on some hard times does not have as much help available to them.

Feb 1, 2012, 4:09 pm
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“We have a very ample safety net ...”

Spoke the man who has no idea what it’s like to have to rely on it. And how difficult that is.

What an a overprivileged ass.

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